All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Photo of the Week: Graphite Blocks

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Base: Graphite Blocks

This week’s photo highlights a graphite block. Graphite blocks are placed above the trunnion wheel, on the opposite side of the drive base, and leave a coating of graphite on the trunnion wheel as the drum rotates. The coating helps reduce wear on the tire as it Continue reading →

 

Considerations in Rotary Drum Repair or Replacement: Drum Accessibility

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum

While plant managers weigh many considerations in assessing whether to repair or replace the  rotary drum in their production line, one often-forgotten aspect that is pivotal to the decision is how accessible the drum is to service personnel.  Accessibility can have a drastic influence on Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Washboarding on a Rotary Drum Tire

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire (Tyre) Washboarding, Drum Tire in Need of Tire Grinding

This week’s photo highlights washboarding on a rotary drum tire. Washboarding is indicated by the vertical grooves that extend the length of the tire, and it is caused by abnormal skewing of the trunnion wheels, or trunnion wheel mis-alignment. FEECO offers a tire grinding service Continue reading →

 

A Look at Modern Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

Misalignment is one of the most common (and most treatable) causes of rotary kiln damage. Alignment touches all components of a rotary kiln, with misalignment promoting wear on all parts. In addition to increased wear, problems resulting from misalignment have the potential to escalate into Continue reading →

 

A Guide to Finding the Right Parts and Service Provider

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

A Guide to Finding the Right Aftermarket Service Provider

Maintaining an industrial processing operation often feels like a juggling act; the needs of the equipment must be balanced with production times and output requirements. Downtime and maintenance costs must be kept to a minimum. It is here that the right parts and service support Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers (driers), coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production, to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

How to Prepare for a Rotary Drum Service Visit

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Site Visit

When it comes time to carry out rotary drum services, be it on a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator, one of the first questions we receive from our customers is: What do you need from us?  The following provides basic guidelines on preparing for a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Leaf Seals Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How do Leaf Seals Work

FEECO’s leaf seals are designed to minimize air leakage into a rotary dryer or rotary kiln. We offer both single and double leaf seals. The single leaf seal consists of a series of overlapping spring steel plates that are mounted to the housing and ride Continue reading →

 

Roofing Granule Plants Rely on Rotary Drum Maintenance to Keep Up With Demand

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Roofing Granule Rotary Drum

With several factors at play, demand for roofing granules has gone through the proverbial roof, and manufacturers are doing everything they can to keep up. This surge in demand, combined with the abrasive nature of roofing granules, has put added strain on roofing granule production Continue reading →

 

Top Coating Drum Problems (and How to Resolve Them)

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coating Drum

Coating drums have become an increasingly utilized tool in industrial process settings, giving producers the opportunity to coat their granular products for improved handling, performance, and even storage characteristics.  The relative newness of these machines, however, leaves some operators and maintenance personnel struggling to identify Continue reading →

 


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